Tuesday, 7 June 2022

APC Governors Submit Five Presidential Aspirants To Buhari to Choose From

As the tussle as who bears the Flag of the ruling All Progressives Congress in the February 16th 2023 Presidential election continue to take the center stage of political activities within the party, governors under the umbrella of the APC are said to have met with the President, Muhammadu Buhari.

According to daily trust, the meeting was initiated to present before the president a five man list of aspirants which they want Mr president to select his successor from. 

A reliable source told this paper that the governors submitted the names in the early hours of Tuesday.

The names, according to the source, included that of the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Governor Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti State), Rotimi Amaechi, former Minister of Transportation, and Governor Dave Umahi (Ebonyi State).

The governors had after meeting with the President said they will return to the villa after meeting with the party's National Working Committee(NWC) and other stakeholders.

"They picked one from South-East, one from South-South and three from South-West geopolitical zones in line with their position that power should shift to the South," he said.

He said the president is expected to pick from the list.

The presidential primary of the party holds today. The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan was named as the consensus candidate by the National Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu. This was, however, punctured by the presidency